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AFC Urgent Care vs. Emergency Rooms in Narberth, PA

When You Should Use an Urgent Care Center Instead of an ER.

Illnesses and injuries are unavoidable. They also have the strange ability to strike at the absolute worst times and often without warning. You could wake up in the middle of the night with a fever and upset stomach. You may misjudge the steps to your house you’ve trotted up a thousand times and twist your ankle. Or maybe your child sliced his finger while trying to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There are countless reasons why you might need medical attention right now.

The only thing worse than any of these injuries and illnesses is having to wait for medical care. It is usually days before a primary care provider has an opening in their schedule. No one wants to spend hours in an expensive emergency room.

Emergency rooms are a great resource in the community and provide life-saving services. With that in mind, it’s essential to save these resources until you have a true medical emergency. Federal law requires all hospitals to provide care for people who walk through their doors, regardless if they can pay for it. When they don’t have the resources to pay for their care, it puts ERs and hospitals under tremendous financial strain. The top 10 reasons why people rush to the emergency room cost around $1,200 per visit, on average. Around 18 billion dollars could be saved every year if patients went to urgent care centers with their nonlife threatening illness and injuries. Our walk-in urgent care center can quickly, and more cost-effectively treats a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Nearly three in four Americans report that their primary care provider are unavailable on the weekends. When their regular provider cannot be reached, those in the Narberth area may assume a local ER is their only choice, even for nonlife-threatening medical concerns. AFC Urgent Care Narberth is open seven days a week and can treat you for a variety of issues, including flu, strep throat, minor stitches, and x-rays. We bridge the gap between ER services and your regular provider.

When to utilize AFC Urgent Care Narberth instead of an ER:

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  • Abdominal Pain
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bleeding from accidents, cuts, or falls
  • Broken bones
  • Ear pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Fever
  • Migraine
  • Minor Car Accidents
  • Skin rashes
  • Sprains or strains
  • STD tests or treatment
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary burning
  • Vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration

Emergency Room

  • Amputations
  • Breathing Obstruction
  • Major Car Accidents
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drug overdose
  • Knife or gunshot wound
  • Loss of limb or severe broken bone
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy – severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures/Convulsions
  • Serious head, neck, or back injury
  • Suspected Heart Attack or Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Medical debt ranks high as a cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Sprains, superficial cuts, and upper respiratory infections were among the most common reasons why people made visits to the emergency room. All three of these medical problems can be diagnosed and cared for at our walk-in urgent care clinic for a fraction of the cost and time.

AFC Urgent Care Narberth accepts most major insurances and can treat you for your nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries. For those without insurance, we have affordable self-pay options available. We want to help you get back on your feet and feel good again. A broken bone is no reason to break the bank when you can get affordable care at our clinic.

Do you have questions about our services? Curious to see if we can treat something? Call our friendly staff today!

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